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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:10 PM

Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson ending decades in Congress

Source: AP

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a trailblazing Black Democrat in Texas who has served in Congress for nearly 30 years, announced Saturday that she will not seek reelection next year.

Johnson, 85, is a political fixture in her hometown of Dallas, where early in her career she became the first Black woman to serve the city in the state Senate since Reconstruction.

She grew up in the segregated South and was elected in 1992 to Congress, where she became the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

“There is a good reason I should stay: I am a personal friend to the president, I have gained some respect and influence,” Johnson said during her announcement. But she said plans to keep a promise she made after winning the Democratic primary in March that her current term would be her last.



FILE - Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, makes comments as she introduces State Senator Royce West at a rally where West announced his bid to run for the US Senate in Dallas, Monday, July 22, 2019. Johnson says she won’t seek re-election in 2022 after 30 years in Congress. The 85-year-old trailblazing Black Democrat made her announcement Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)


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Omaha Steve Nov 2021 OP
Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #1
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cadoman Nov 2021 #4
Bayard Nov 2021 #3
Progressive Jones Nov 2021 #6
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:14 PM

1. Sounds like a well-earned retirement.

I wish her well. I'm sure that's a safe seat for the Democratic Party.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:41 PM

2. Cook has it D+29 so an easy hold it appears...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 05:26 PM

3. Dang

We're dropping like flies. Hope her replacement is a Dem.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 08:03 PM

6. They will be a Dem. It's a very safe district. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 06:02 PM

5. God bless Eddie Bernice. A force for good, for decades. (nt)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:36 PM

7. she is 83 in that picture?

dayuuuuuuuum

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